Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining Downtown has to offer.
All artist receptions are Friday 5- 8 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
WALL ST. (between Main & Riverside)
Back by popular demand “Food Truck Rally on Wall Street.” Noon-8pm. Participating trucks: Big Pappas BBQ, Bistro Box, Couple of Chefs, The Jamaican Jerk Pan, King of Tacos, Shameless Sausages
1213 W. RAILROAD AVE.
Presenting “Art from the MAC,” a selection of original artwork from the MAC’s Art@Work program. Artists’ reception, 5pm with Beacon Hill's Bistro Buffet from 6 -8pm. “Lonesome” Lyle Morse plays acoustic blues, 6:30-10pm.
KOLVA SULLIVAN GALLERY
115 S. ADAMS ST.
Featuring paintings and drawings by artist Mike McCarthy, show title: ANOTHER YEAR OF ART-MAKING.
TRACKSIDE STUDIO CERAMIC ART GALLERY
115 S. ADAMS ST.
Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery is showing work from the fall kiln firings. Work by Gina Freuen, Mark Moore and Chris Kelsey.
ANDY’S BAR & GRILL
1401 W. 1ST AVE.
Featuring photographer Callie Sobosky. Callie uses alternative processes to display a piece of everyday life in the most unique way.
1325 W. 1ST AVE .
The best of both worlds, enjoy a night inspired by coffee and beer! We will be hosting a beer tasting as well as displaying art work from Spokane Falls Community Collage. $4 will get you 5 tastes cheers!
TWO WOMEN VINTAGE GOODS
112 S. CEDAR ST.
We have mixed-media artist Dianna Chelf for First Friday. Dianna specializing in the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art of Scherenschnitte (scissor cutting) and grain painting on shaker style boxes.
AGAVE LATIN BISTRO
830 W. SPRAGUE AVE.
Heavenly Mysteries and The Light Orbs series by artist Audreana Camm. Audreana creates surreal abstracts with acrylic on canvas. Each work tells stories of hope and triumphs in spirituality, through out of this world imagery! Reception 6pm to midnight.
827 W. FIRST AVE.
Trypophobia: a collection of non representational, detailed, monochromatic pen & ink drawings.
GRANDE RONDE CELLARS
906 W. SECOND AVE. (across from the Steam Plant)
Featuring artist Denny Carman’s “Trees.” Music by Be Sharp, See Natural from 7-9pm.
PATIT CREEK CELLARS TASTING ROOM
822 W. SPRAGUE AVE.(across from the Davenport)
The work of Jami Lord involves the layering of acrylic paint on textured surfaces to invoke depth and spaciousness. Look close! Jami Lord's paintings are full of hidden gems. Happy Hour 5-7. Live music 7-9 with emerging pop country artist Nicole Lewis.
901 W. 1ST AVE.
‘Here, Now’ brings together the latest works from abstract video artists across the Inland Northwest. Exhibiting wildly divergent styles, these artists epitomize the talent and passion present in the local video art community. Artists: Jenny Hyde, Ginelle Hustrulid, Hiromi Okumura, Anna Czoski, Jan Tenold and Jon Lepper.
159 S. LINCOLN ST.
“A” is for Art: Students from kindergarten through 8th grade will be exhibiting work instructed by resident artist Sami Perry at East Farms STEAM Magnet school. The students’ work present a variety of mediums from water colors, charcoals, pottery and pastels.
ARBOR CREST TASTING ROOM
808 W. MAIN AVE. (River Park Square, third level)
Featuring portrait and nature photographer Nancy Crawford. Nancy’s goal is to create something uplifting and beautiful, reminding viewers what a beautiful world we live in.
AVENUE WEST GALLERY
707 W. MAIN AVE. (Crescent Court skywalk level)
Elizabeth Scott is our featured artist for March. Her exhibit titled “Sensuality of Flowers,” is alive with warm, vivid reds and pinks of oils and acrylic paints. Reception 5-8:30pm.
108 N POST
Great live music by Dirk Swartz with Big Hair Revolution. Happy Hour 4-6pm. Half-price All Eats Menu. Hand-shaken cocktails and Spokane’s largest liquor selection!
BOZZI COLLECTION GALLERY
211 N. WALL ST.
Featuring Richard Warrington an internationally known, diverse, and impressionistic sculptor who creates two and three-dimensional hollow form and silhouette sculptures using powder coated aluminum, stainless steel, corten steel and bronze.
530 W. MAIN AVE. (Bennett Block)
The Brickwall Gallery is continuing the Photographic Potpourri show for March. Artists include: Joe Nuess, Erik Sohner, Tony Boccaccio, Cole Thompson, Bill & Kathy Kostelec and others.
516 W. RIVERSIDE AVE.
Our featured artist for March is Northwest abstract landscape painter Christine Kimball. Artist reception.
KRESS GALLERY/RIVER PARK SQUARE
808 W. MAIN AVE. (3rd floor)
Kress Gallery, 3rd Floor, River Park Square (Behind Food Court) – 5:30pm-7:30pm: Spokane Schools Arts Education! Spokane Public School students reveal their capacity for creative and critical thinking in multi-media fine art of impressive skill, imagination and beauty.
Food Court 3rd Floor, River Park Square – 5:30pm-7:30pm: Musha Marimba Ensemble, directed by Heather Ward, Students from Bryant Elementary will perform Latin marimba music.
NECTAR TASTING ROOM
120 N. STEVEN ST.
Nectar Tasting Room welcomes up and coming artist Hara Allison. Hara is a successful graphic artist who has a great eye for art. We also welcome Skylite Cellars to the tasting bar and the music of Darin Hilderbrand. Join us for food, wine, art, music and fun.
STEELHEAD BAR & GRILLE
218 N. HOWARD ST.
Featuring work by Gary Gardner. This series of prints was taken over the last three years in Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Louisiana, for an upcoming book called “Ghosts of the Road.”
402 W. MAIN AVE. (Liberty Building)
3 Minute Mic: An Open Mic Poetry Event. Everyone welcome! Come read your own poem(s) or maybe just some of your favorites! Isaac Grambo will be back to host the event and Laura Read will be the guest poet during the "Remember the Word" segment. Sign-ups start at 6:30pm.
EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS
331 W. MAIN AVE.
We are very proud to showcase a diverse collection of Spokane artist, Karen Mobley’s drawings and paintings.
HILLS’ RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
401 W. MAIN AVE.
Featuring a St. Patrick's Day Warm-up! Music by The Tomson Boys from 6:30-9:30pm.
301 W. MAIN AVE.
Featuring Jessica Earle's new interactive piece, 'untitled video edit - Main Avenue' explores notions of the inviolability of recorded data and our default acceptance of curatorial/artist authority along with the presence of digital media in our daily lives.
LEFTBANK WINE BAR
108 N. WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 105
LeftBank Wine Bar is proud to host artwork by Deanna Sylte Lucas. Her ability to capture persona is a true testament to her artistry. Music will be provided by Carey Brazil and Jay Condiotti with an Italian tasting. This will be a night to remember!
POTTERY PLACE PLUS
203 N. WASHINGTON ST. (main floor of Auntie’s)
OLD IS NEW: Katie Irvin is a creator and purveyor of ethnically and whimsically inspired jewelry. All pieces are a mix of new or raw materials, trade pieces and antique salvage. Watercolorist Vicki West will display her current work “Present Past” a contemporary retrospective on life and work in the Methow Valley.
SANTÉ RESTAURANT & CHARCUTERIE
404 W. MAIN AVE.
Please join us for First Friday! We are featuring Katrina Brennan’S Blue Man Musical series of large acrylic paintings.
1021 W. 1ST AVE.
Featuring designer Thrux Lawrence's hand-built, essential, and 100% AMERICAN made horween-leather goods that last generations displayed by owner Tanden Launder from Couer d'Alene. This company's craftsmen know how to make briefs, duffles, totes, fobs and belts like they used to.
621 W. MALLON (FLOUR MILL)
TASTE chocolate and cheese (wine pairing in the works!) while you GAZE at Melissa Cole’s vividly colored and heavily textured acrylic paintings. LISTEN to Rylei's heartfelt guitar strokes and his voice to match!
The 2014 Summer Season Pass is now on sale. The pass gives you unlimited use of the Pavilion attractions, Carrousel, IMAX and much more.
608 W. 2ND AVE.
Join Barili Cellars on First Friday from 4-9pm and enjoy current wine releases and fun art. We are featuring two artists from Manic Moon & More: mixed-media artist Linda Malcolm and watercolor and mixed-media artist Gina Corkery.
THE BIG DIPPER
171 S. WASHINGTON ST.
OPEN HOUSE and oil paintings by Katherine Mandley and John DeRoulet. Come check out the Big Dipper!
BLUSH BEAUTY BAR
1 N. BROWNE ST.
“Blushing Ballerinas,” An exhibition of still photographic images by Gary Peterson inspired by music, dance and beauty. Come join us for an evening of whimsy. Live music by Luke Stuivenga (guitar) and Caroline Bickford (cello). Images available for sale will help benefit the Christian Dance Academy!
176 S. HOWARD ST., SUITE A
Join us for an artist reception welcoming Jeanie Garvey to the Spokane art community. Her colorful oil and acrylic paintings depict dreams and abstract portraiture. Also featuring illustrations by Kim Long, jewelry by Jody Steensland and many other local jewelers and artists.
HOLLIE MASON ROCKET BAKERY
157 S. HOWARD
Poetry reading of Poetry and Prose featuring Whitworth University students and staff. Coffee specials going from 4-9pm. Art from 4-6pm. Poetry reading starts at 7pm. Open until 9pm.
nYne BAR & BISTRO
232 W SPRAGUE AVE.
Please join us Friday! We are featuring photographer Elena Housam for the month of March.
ROBERT KARL CELLARS
115 W. PACIFIC AVE., Historic Warehouse District (aka SODO)
Join us for First Friday! You’re going to love the “pop art” style car paintings by Jamie Burton! Wine by the glass or bottle. Open until 8pm.
VINO, A WINE SHOP
222 S. WASHINGTON ST.
Water-colored pen and ink, incorporating personal stories and hidden images highlight Judy McMillan’s “Time for a Little Whimsy” show. Artist’s reception and wine tasting 5-8 pm. Wine tasting $10.
VINTAGE HILL CELLARS
319 W. 2ND AVE.
"Kiln Kreations" by JoDee Moody will be exhibited. A local artist and teacher from the Spokane Potter's Guild, JoDee will be showing an expression of works in clay including: wall tiles, Raku fired masks, and a variety of porcelain jewelry.
39 W. 2ND AVE.
The talented Debbie McCully is back with her bright art you will be greeted by colorful butterflies, wild animals, and even wilder frogs. Come and see our new lighting, and try out our new menu selection. Music by Maxie Ray Mills.
KIRISHIAN’S IMPORTED RUG CO.
220 E. 2ND AVE.
“Art for the Floor,” featuring new, one-of-a-kind, hand-knotted, vegetable-dyed rugs, imported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India & Nepal. Refreshments served from 5-8:30pm. Join us and learn more about these beautiful, hand-made works of art before they're gone.
SARANAC ART PROJECTS
25 W. MAIN AVE.
Using sculptures and video installation Jeff Huston looks at the ritual of shaving to explore the developing masculinity of a boy who is forced to face adolescence without a father. Lisa Nappa will be collaboration on a nature-themed installation with fellow Eastern Washington University faculty members, Chrys Tyllia and Jenny Hyde.
V du V WINERY
12 S. SCOTT ST.
Featuring artist Melissa Lang. Melissa uses charcoal, acrylic and oil paint to create abstract paintings that reference the instability and changing dynamics of nature relating to human states of restlessness, anxiety and impermanence, as well as, the mutable process of making art itself. Enjoy Fine Art, Live Music and Hand-Crafted Wine from Five to Nine.
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